Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Visiting the state with the most breweries per capita, Vermont, for the VBA’s annual meeting today.
  2. Headed to CLE for OCBA meet. And WS Game 6!
  3. Headed to Downers Grove for the ICBG meeting today.
  4. Can’t wait to see my Cali family in Sacramento at CCBA #CABeerSummit!
  5. Headed to Great Nebraska Brew Fest this weekend! See you there?
  6. Loads of learning and networking at #ASAE16 Salt Lake this week.

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Vermont Breweries Gather for Annual Meeting

This fall, the Vermont Brewers Association (VBA) gathered together with over 80 brewery representatives from more than 30 breweries, as well as a handful of sponsors and partners, at the Trapp Family Lodge in the brand new beautiful von Trapp Bierhall for their 2016 annual meeting. Vermont remains one of the …More

State Representative Visits NC Brewery

The North Carolina Brewers Guild recently organized a visit from the presiding officer of the North Carolina House of Representatives at Triple C Brewing Co. in Charlotte. On September 14, Speaker of the House Tim Moore …More

Guild Leaders Unite for Educational Event

You may be surprised to learn there is an association for associations—an organization that offers resources to the small but mighty nonprofits around the globe. ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, affirms, “Associations make the …More

Pennsylvania Guild Secures Beer Tax Credit

The Pennsylvania state brewers guild, Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), recently secured a major victory for the state’s breweries and their consumers. Since 2013, the top legislative priority for BOP, as voted on by the BOP membership at …More

Iowa Brewers Guild Announces Apprentice Program

The Iowa Brewers Guild (IBG) recently announced a new course through the IA Department of Labor for a registered apprenticeship program targeted towards training professional brewers. This program will offer a combination of on-the-job-learning and …More